The ‘Firework’ singer Katy Perry was brought up in a strict Christian household and didn’t “go to school much” because her family moved around the US when she was younger, and her education suffered as a result. She told US Vogue: “I have a problem reading … I wasn’t going to great schools, because my parents didn’t believe in public education. They wanted the education to be influenced by their religion, so I was going to these halfway education-slash-Christian schools that were like pop-up shop-style education.”
Katy – who moved back to Santa Barbara in California with her parents at the age of10 – doesn’t blame her parents for her education, crediting her mother, Mary Hudson, with being a great teacher.
She said: “She went to a couple of girls’ schools in Carmel and then went to Berkeley and studied abroad in Spain. She speaks French, she used to be a painter, but now she is just in the ministry. She used to be a reporter, actually. She wanted to be Barbara Walters.” – Femalefirst